Welcome To Ultimate Upland
Striving to be the most comprehensive upland bird hunting site online is a big challenge. We are digging through piles of content in order to better organize information and make it easily accessible to hunters. Why are we doing this? Passion. And the net result is less surfing and a better understanding of the sport for the average hunter.
The intricate dance between dog, bird and hunter is a choreography that few understand and even fewer master. So many mistakenly believe upland hunting consists of one or two species of bird that virtually jump into a game pouch at the crack of the nearest shotgun. There are actually no less than 27 different upland species (not counting numerous sub species) distributed throughout all 50 states. The bulk of these birds have no interest whatsoever in taking a ride in a game bag and will use tactics learned over centuries of being stalked to avoid it.
From arid dessert to jagged peaks, gamebirds inhabit the full range of terra. Proven hunting strategies perfected on the open prairie may fall woefully short in other domains. If you've been a bird hunter your entire life chances are you still haven't done it all. In the broad scheme of things few are more than an apprentice and there are plenty of variables to keep one entertained for a lifetime.
So let's get hunting. There are lots of different shotguns to shoot with new shells to test, tons of different dogs to hunt over, mountains to scale, prairies to cross, forests to navigate, and dozens of birds to research and pursue. And that's exciting.
Birdhunter Battle of the Sexes
Headed off to the desert to finally settle the score with Britney Starr from the WON. Along for the ride are the Franchi Instincts and a pile of Winchester Shells including the new TrAAcker.
The Nellis Skeet and Trap club is a hidden gem just a stone’s throw from the Vegas strip. It takes a little wrangling to get on the base, but it is a public course and the scenery just can’t be beat. On this bluebird day while we try and focus on breaking birds on the sporting clays course there are fighter jets of every breed swirling overhead. Warthogs, Strike Eagles, F16 and the USAF Thunderbirds taking practice runs make this round nearly an adrenaline overload...........See the video here
The Top 3 Wild Pheasant Hunting Tips
There are tons of variables involved when pheasant hunting: weather, dogs, number of hunters, blockers, terrain, time of day….. the list is almost endless. But regardless of these elements, there are 3 things you can always use that will improve your success against the wily wild rooster..........Hear the rest of the story at The Lodge
Why We Hunt With Dogs
This morning I took my lab Wyatt out for a weekend stomp on public ground. Yesterday while in the field at first light I saw several other trucks with hunters trying to hunt the same field which we beat them to that day.
Needless to say, the public options close to population centers here in Nebraska gets lots of attention. And I think that can get a bit discouraging for some.
But I find it helps to look at this concentration of hunters as a challenge. There are smart birds in these fields that hunters and dogs walk past. I’ve always believed that for every bird you see there are at least two that you never lay eyes on.........Hear the rest of the story